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OUR STORY

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Once upon a time.. no. we're kidding. 

 

     So, Thirteen actually began as PAR 13 Burger and BBQ in 2022, a restaurant concept built around a Country Club and Golf Course located in Bellows Falls, Vermont.  PAR 13 was forced to close down for winter months, being golfing is super hard in the winter, and owner Brian Joy and Executive Chef George Kendall decided they didn't want to just hang around all winter and do nothing.  So, PAR 13 opened up PAR 13's WINTER POP UP at the end of 2022 in Saxtons River, Vermont.  

     That Winter Pop-up would be so graciously welcomed into the community, that Brian and George decided to make it a permanent spot.  After a few months of renovations, construction, blood, sweat and tears... Thirteen Burger & Smoke opened it's doors in July of 2023.

     Thirteen prides itself on an Authentic Vermont BBQ Experience.  All our meats are smoked on site.  Our signature Brisket, with thirteen herbs and spices, is fall off the bone delicious.  Hand cut fries, the best Brussell Sprouts you're ever going to have, Pulled Pork with a Vermont twist, and so much more.  

     Now click the reservation tab up there on the right and come experience Executive Chef George Kendall's creations and REAL Vermont Smoke!! 

Executive Chef George Kendall

Executive Chef George Kendall is this guy who cooks stuff and other stuff and then he did things and other things and it will all be written here and that was cool.

Owner/ Operator Brian Joy

     Owner/ Operator Brian Joy is originally from Bellows Falls, Vermont but has lived and worked all around the United States including Massachusetts, Nevada, Florida, North and South Carolina, New Hampshire and back to Vermont, again!  

     He started in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher and has held every position the industry can come up with, from dishwasher, security, server, bartender, host, manager, general manager, and owner.  The highlights of his resume include his service in The United States Marine Corps, Events and Marketing Director for the restaurant Mercadito -Las Vegas, Nevada, General Manager of Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is current Owner/Operator of PK's Irish Pub in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

     Brian also owns and operates Cider Presents, a Vermont based music and entertainment company focussed on concert, comedy, and festival production. 

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